Laurentian Legacy Series
Laurentian University and the Laurentian University Alumni Association are celebrating 60 years of existence, by reflecting on an eventful past, continuing to aim for a brighter future and making powerful impacts on students and graduates alike. We are pleased to feature an alumni guest columnist in our monthly newsletter to recount their experience as a student and the impact the institution has made on their personal and professional life.
Do you have an LU memory you'd like to share? Is there something unique about your alma mater that you would like to highlight? Take a moment to tell us your story by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, not every submission will be featured in the newsletter.
Tracy MacLeod | BA '95
I am writing today as a proud Laurentian Arts graduate, and guest columnist, hoping to inspire others to share their stories, and fond memories, as we celebrate Laurentian University’s 60th anniversary.
I started working in Laurentian’s Advancement Office when I was a student in the 90’s. My first job was calling alumni, updating them on the exciting things happening at Laurentian and asking them to invest in current and future students! I had no idea that that job, the experiences I gained over the next three years, and the wonderful mentors I had would lead me to an extremely fulfilling career in Educational Advancement. I have Laurentian University to thank for giving me my start!
I left Sudbury to work at two other Universities, and have been back at Laurentian for 16 years now! The changes and growth I have seen at my alma mater are incredible. Every day I have the pleasure of speaking with alumni who have been positively impacted by their education and experiences at Laurentian. I feel very fortunate to be a bridge between the academy and individuals who see the value Laurentian grads provides to the world. Facilitating those connections, and creating space to make magic happen, is what I am doing to help make a positive difference in the world.
As we celebrate Laurentian’s 60th anniversary, I reflect on all of the people I have met and have had the pleasure of working with! Thank you for the memories we have shared and for being a part of the University’s incredible story. Celebrating Laurentian is celebrating you – those of us who have been a part of the first 60 years.
Tracy MacLeod, BA’95, Certified Fundraising Executive, Laurentian University’s Chief Advancement Officer and is a very proud Northerner.